On growing up in Chicago:
Katie Got Bandz: “It feels good to know that Chicago music is in the spotlight right now. For me to be where I am only after two years is a blessing. I just want to see us all win and make it in Chicago. I’m proud.
“I grew up in the Ida B. Wells projects on the South Side, the Low End. Growing up in Chicago has impacted my music because the high crime rate and the street violence that’s happening here is real. Growing up in the projects where I come from has a big influence on my music because I’m telling stories. Being in the area I grew up in all my life has a lot to do with my music and it’s the reason I’m in the case I’m fighting right now. I’ve learned a lot from the city. Chicago plays a major part in me being the person I am right now.”